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On-Line Seminar 22nd to 24th Octber 2021

For the last 20 years the Annual Seminar has been a stimulating and social highlight for members of the British Quilt Study Group, a special interest group of the Quilters’ Guild. We moved the Seminar on-line (via Zoom) for 2021 and a short report can be found here


BQSG Zoom Sessions 2021

After the success of our Fabric Identification Session and Beginning Research Sessions in November 2020 we were pleased to offer further Zoom sessions in the spring. The two sessions with Carolyn Gibbs 'Antique Quilts Show and Tell' in February, were very popular and those attending were able to look in superb detail at some of Carolyn’s own amazing collection of heritage quilts via a PowerPoint presentation on Zoom. The following week Rachel Terry held two further sessions of the very popular 'Fabric Identification and Dating'

We also have exciting plans for a future Zoom research session with Heather Audin, Curator of the Quilters’ Guild Collection, and Isobel Dibden Wright, looking at items in Guild’s Collection and looking at research techniques. We will advertise this via our BQSG mailing once we have a firm date, so do keep an eye out for more details in due course.

Unfortunately the 2020 Seminar had to be postponed and it was hoped that it would be able to be held in 2021. Please see the notice above for further details of the 2021 Seminar.

BQSG 'Introduction to Quilt Research Study Day' due to have taken place on 14th May 2020 was unfortunately  CANCELLED

Events held in 2020 were:-

Recent Acquisitions to the Quilters’ Guild Collection: Study Session held on Thursday 12th March 2020: 1.30 – 4.00 pm at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PE. The afternoon visit was an opportunity to view some of the recent acquisitions made to the Quilters’ Guild collection. Heather Audin, the curator led this session sharing her expertise and giving valuable insight into the history and provenance of these pieces. This type of session may encourage some of you to consider some research into what you are able to study during a visit to the Guild Collection.

Events held in 2019 were:-                                        
BQSG 2019 SEMINAR was held at the Holiday Inn, Farnborough, GU14 6AZ, 25- 27 October 2019 where we heard a a wide range of very interesting papers and speakers covering many subjects. Study sessions on Friday 25 October were held at the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, GU9 7DS.  Here we saw a range of items (textile and documentary) from the Crafts Study Centre’s own collection, in addition to a selection of items from the (neighbouring) Textiles Collection of UCA Farnham.  As well as items from the Muriel Rose Bequest (which feature in both collections), we were be able to take a close look at a very wide range of textiles.

How Do I Start? Where Do I Go Next? BQSG Advanced Research Day which took place on Saturday 7th Sept 2019: 10.30 – 16.00 at the John Woolman Room, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London

Exploring Research Study Day which took place on 29th June 2019  from 10:30pm to 4:00 pm at The Quilters' Guild Headquarters, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW.

A 'Recent Acquisitions' Study Session was held on 30th March 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at The Quilters' Guild Headquarters, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW.

Events held during 2018 were:-


with a study session and visit to St Fagan's National Museum of History


BQSG Introduction to Quilt Research Study Day was held onSaturday 1st September 2018 10.30am. - 4.00pm.

at The Quilters' Guild Headquarters, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW  

JULY 2018

BQSG Quilt Research Study Day was held on Saturday 14th July 2018 10.00am. - 4.00pm.

at Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M13BB